How important is periodic career advancement in the long term scheme of things? A friend of mine is leaving his community and relocating because he said that there is no chance of advancement at his current place of work. It got me thinking and as of right now, I would be OK being in the same role in 5 to 10 years as I am right now with the same employer. Which is a good thing because all the positions above me are occupied by younger people who have been here for quite a while, and the director has no real intention of leaving the job. But what about 15 years? I don't know if I would be content on being in the same position as I am in now. I might be, but I don't know.
I know one cyburbian that has been in the same position for more than a decade and we talked about it in the past, he has no desire to seek higher advancement be cause he is content with is existing position.
Would being in the same position for 10 years be seen as commitment or as a sign that there is a potential problem and reason that there hasn't been advancement.